Lupins

Lupins can be sown as a vineyard cover crop for their ability to add calcium to the topsoil, which is especially applicable in the case of poor sandy soils (Philbrick & Gregg: 1966, p.15 &...

Spelt

Spelt (Triticum spelta), also known as dinkel wheat or hulled wheat, is a species of wheat that has been cultivated since approximately 5000 BC. Spelt was an important staple food in parts of Europe from the Bronze Age to medieval times. As a cover crop it is hardy,...

Rye (Secale cereale)

Rye (Secale cereale) is a grass grown extensively as a grain, a cover crop (in viticulture and other forms of agriculture) and a forage crop. It is a member of the wheat tribe and is closely related to barley and wheat. Rye grain is used for flour, bread, beer,...

Squarrose clover (Trifolium squarrosum)

Squarrose clover (Trifolium squarrosum) is an annual herbaceous plant sometimes used as a cover crop in wine-growing (its taproot can loosen conpact soil), but mainly used as forage for livestock. It is usually taller and more vigorous than other annual clovers such...

Phacelia (genus)

Phacelia is a genus of about 200 species of annual or perennial herbaceous plants, native to North and South America. The genus is traditionally placed at family rank with the waterleafs in the order Boraginales. See Tansy...

Egyptian clover (Trifolium alexandrinum)

Egyptian or Berseem clover (Botanical: Trifolium alexandrinum. Italian: Trifoglio alessandrino) is winter annual clover (Leguminosae or legume) cultivated mostly in irrigated sub-tropical regions, and used as leguminous crop. Egyptian clover is an important winter...